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Call for nominations: NLA-I Writing Awards

Posted in Activism, BDSM, Feminist Sex, Gender Issues, Politics and Sex, porn, Sex Ed with tags , , , , , , , on January 11, 2011 by girlonpiano

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
(Columbus, OH) — NLA-International, a leading organization for activists in the pansexual leather community, is now accepting nominations for its annual writing awards for excellence in SM/leather/fetish writing for books, articles, novels, and short fiction first published between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2010. The deadline for nominations is 31 January 2011. Winners will be announced on April 17 at the National Leather Association’s Annual General Meeting, which will be held during Spring Iniquity XX (April 15-17, 2011) in Houston, TX and mark the National Leather Association’s 25th anniversary. The five award categories are:

Non-Fiction Book (Geoff Mains Award)
Non-Fiction Article (Cynthia Slater Award)
Novel (Pauline Reage Award)
Short Fiction (John Preston Award)
Anthology (Samois Award)

Nominations for the Cynthia Slater Award (non-fiction article) may have appeared in print or online publications (which should indicate a specific date of publication). Eligibility for all other awards (short fiction, novel, non-fiction book, and anthology) requires print publication. If you or someone you know has published a book, article, or story dealing with any aspect of SM, leather, fetish, or kink sexuality please consider nominating it for one of the above awards. Authors and publishers are encouraged to nominate themselves by submitting copies of their work. Nominated works should foster education and promote awareness and a positive image of the leather/SM/fetish community. They should entertain and educate, while building awareness and tolerance of the community and showcasing the talents of its members. There are no submission fees, but the judges will require either three print copies of the nominated work or a digital copy (PDF). Nominations may be sent to the committee chair, Steve Vakesh, at: stevevakesh@gmail.com.

NLA-I has convened an award jury of nine readers, whose number include noted erotic writers and leading community activists. The judges are rotated regularly and their names withheld until after judging is complete to prevent lobbying by nominees. Last year they reviewed more than 100 submissions.

Now in their fourth year, the NLA-I’s writing awards have received widespread appreciation and support. A “leather first,” they have become the preeminent awards for SM, leather, and fetish writing. Past winners include Gloria Brame, Jack Fritscher, Lee “Bridgett” Harrington, Anneke Jacob, Jeff Mann, Jack Rinella, david stein, Cecilia Tan, Claire Thompson, and Alyson Tyler. NLA-I President Vince Andrews hopes that these awards will “continue to recognize, celebrate, and inspire the best in SM, leather, and fetish writing as the NLA celebrates its 25th anniversary.”

PSA: Careful with that joystick

Posted in Crazy/Funny, Sex Ed, Videos with tags , , , on December 17, 2010 by Chase

Two things I love about this video- the intentional milisecond before the censor bar slides up and hides his digidick, and the bing! sound effect it makes when they are ready to get down to business

Site Review: Kink Academy

Posted in BDSM, Sex Ed, Shopping with tags , , , , , , , on December 4, 2010 by Chase

I’m an education fetishist. As I dredge the depths of the internet for random smutty videos and links to share with you, I never can help learning something new about this glorious kinky world we live in. Which is why when a site decides to take it to the next level and offers direct lessons on a myriad of perverted topics, it never fails to get me standing at attention- that’s why I’ve become  kinda obsessed with Kink Academy.

It’s like having an experienced kinky teacher (and not just anyone… we’re talking Jay Wiseman, Dylan Ryan, and GrayDancer to name a few) to meet with you, whenever and wherever you want, to talk about an ever-expanding range of topics, from beginner’s bondage and sex ed on to more advanced play and techniques, and also overarching subjects like safety and communication. The organizational structure, where you can follow an established curriculum, view standalone videos, or follow video series like “Tie ‘em Up and Fuck ‘em” (my personal favorite) or “Full Contact Dom”, is particularly impressive and stands out from other sources of kink information on the web today.

There are limits, of course, to what you can learn through video, and Kink Academy instructors are the first to acknowledge that. But if you’re looking for a springboard to expand your kinky horizons, or perhaps looking for a way to delight and inspire others with the gift of learning, I can think of no place better to start.

Sooooooo Close, Almost There…

Posted in Activism, Sex Ed, Stuff to do with tags , , , , , , , on September 26, 2010 by Chase

The New York City Sex Blogger Calender Release Party (or #Nysbcp for ackronym lovers and the twitter inclined) is almost here! Time to start craming for your exam, class of 2011…

Did I mention it’s an oral exam? … *crickets chirping* sorry, couldn’t resist. Anyway…

The calendar launch party will be held on Friday, October 1st, 2010, at Fontana’s, 105 Eldridge St, NYC, from 6:30 – 9:30.  Not only is the party free but the first 200 guests will receive FREE gift bags stuffed with $10 gift certificates from Fascinations, fun items from Bachelorette.com, Pearl Drop vibes from Good Vibrations, cock rings from Professor Oni and Sugar and Crystal Delights, free porn cards from Hot Movies for Her, pens and a special surprise from Whore Magazine, Eros Lube courtesy of Tabu Toys, a coupon for a free vibrator from Pleasure Chest and much more.

Portraying Visions of Sexual Freedom in the calendar are Bad Bad Girl, Brandon B, Coy Pink, Dangerous Lilly, Essin’ Em, Gloria Brame, Jiz Lee, SiP’s own Lillith Grey, Luna, Matthew Lawrence, Max Lagos, Mollena Williams, Nina Hartley, Radical Vixen, Sadie Smythe and Sovereign Syre. A full biography of each calendar model is available here! Try to handle the combined hotness, I dare you.

This year’s calendar will raise funds to support Woodhull Freedom Foundation. Woodhull is a national organization whose mission is to affirm sexual freedom as a fundamental human right.

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Deep in the heart

Posted in Crazy/Funny, Legal, Politics and Sex, porn, Sex Ed, You Fucked Up! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2010 by Chase

No need to travel to Uganda for criminalization of homosexuality. No Sir, here in Texas we have our own homegrown homohaters.

That’s right, the good ol’ Texan GOP released their most recent policy platform. Guess what? It’s anti-gay. Big suprise, I know. But year after year somehow I just have to gawk at how unflinchingly stubborn-to-the-point-of-delusion this document is. A couple highlights:

– Gay marriage? No, let’s not streamline our message to hold ground against the inevitable sea change supported by increasing majorities of Americans. Let’s not even try to push some insulting less-than-marriage compromise. Let’s just go ahead and make issuing marriage licenses to queers or performing such a ceremony a felony. Our prisons just aren’t gay enough.

– Sexually oriented businesses? Banned. Morning After Pill? Gone. Pornography? Oh you better believe that’s banned. Hand over that internet mister!

– What ever happened to that sodomy ban we use to have? We miss it.

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It’s About Control

Posted in Medical, Sex Ed with tags , , , on May 31, 2010 by paigetsindfw

These should be renamed "Progress and Liberty" pills... or "Tic-Tacs that get you laid", either way

This from Alternet.org, a frightening, but important new study that reveals how at least some of that old cliche about women “trapping” men into relationships with pregnancy is only part of the story. Much of the time, the reverse is true.

In just one illustrative case, a young woman who discovered that her boyfriend had been hiding her birth control pills, then confronted him about it, found herself locked in the bedroom while he was at work with a little food and water, often raped when he came home, and only managed to escape with the help of a reproductive health clinic.

You know, the ones the radical right is trying to close down or replace with their Christian counseling services.

The study starts a dialogue that needs to get into the mainstream as quickly as possible, while there’s still some millions left to direct to innovative approaches on comprehensive, science based sex education. We in the West owe “the pill” virtually all of our rights to an advancing sexual culture, high standards of living, and freedom of opportunity. Without shirking responsibility to tackle more obvious forms of sexual violence, we must also now acknowledge and address the fact that there are men out there who also look to “inflict” pregnancy on their partners, the better to control their bodies.

Stuck Between A Rock and an Asshole

Posted in Legal, News, Politics and Sex, Sex Ed with tags , , , , on April 10, 2010 by paigetsindfw

The good news train had to stop eventually, I suppose. Not that I don’t constantly keep my eye out for things to kindle my guttering faith in humanity, but all too often, it seems all it takes is one bat shit crazy dingus with a lick of authority to piss on the party.  Continue reading